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Eye expert’s performance-enhancing lenses help athletes see the finish line more clearly

Eye expert’s performance-enhancing lenses help athletes see the finish line more clearly | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Optometrist explains how he married science with his love of sport to create lenses that filter out glare and unnecessary light, allowing elite athletes to see their surroundings and lines more clearly and lengthen their stride
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Customising What Athletes Wear And Use – 3D Scanning And Other Tech –

Customising What Athletes Wear And Use – 3D Scanning And Other Tech – | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
The purpose of customising is to make things fit because the reality is one size doesn’t fit all. Here’s a look at the technologies involved in custom fitting athletes for performance.
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Proskida Helps Cross-Country Skiers Measure Their Performance

Proskida Helps Cross-Country Skiers Measure Their Performance | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
To the average viewer, cross-country skiing looks like a long slog. But the skiers know there's a finish line, and Proskida is helping them track their performance on the way there.
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Streamlined swim tracker goes for the goggles

Streamlined swim tracker goes for the goggles | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
​If you're a serious swimmer, then it's possible that you use a swim-tracking watch. The folks at Florida-based startup Phlex, however, felt that wristwatches weren't hydrodynamic or accurate enough. That's why they designed the goggle-mounted Edge.
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Electric Olympics: a Guide to the Tech Featured at PyeongChang 2018

Electric Olympics: a Guide to the Tech Featured at PyeongChang 2018 | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
The 2018 Winter and Paralympic Games provide further ample evidence of the convergence of sport and technology. We take a look at the innovations making an appearance at PyeongChang.
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OMEGA reveals its Speed Skating expertise at PyeongChang 2018 | OMEGA®

OMEGA reveals its Speed Skating expertise at PyeongChang 2018 | OMEGA® | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
The Olympic Winter Games are now underway with medals being contested and won in all of the 102 events. For OMEGA, the Official Timekeeper of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, every sport requires its own unique technology and innovation.
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Engineering Marvel of the Winter Olympics: a Broom

Engineering Marvel of the Winter Olympics: a Broom | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Andrew Flemming and Geoff Fowler tinkered for months in their spare time. They used soldering irons. They printed three-dimensional models in their basements. They brainstormed over beers an
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How Jolt.ai Uses Artificial Intelligence To Help With Fitness Motivation

How Jolt.ai Uses Artificial Intelligence To Help With Fitness Motivation | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Adam Riggs-Zeigen CEO of Rock My World, the company behind Rock My Run and Jolt.ai, talks about how Jolt is using artificial intelligence to keep people engaged with fitness apps.
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Early Look: AeroLab Tech’s Aerodynamic Sensors

Early Look: AeroLab Tech’s Aerodynamic Sensors | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
For years, aerodynamic sensors and testing facilities for cycling have been appropriated to not just the pointy end of the …
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GOLFTEC Uses Biomechanical Data To Help Golfers Improve Their Swing

GOLFTEC Uses Biomechanical Data To Help Golfers Improve Their Swing | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Golf instruction company GOLFTEC analyzes swings for individual golfers after having broken down data on more than 90 million swings in order to maximize performance.
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Why Nike, Anta Are Using Proprietary Foam For Running Shoes

Why Nike, Anta Are Using Proprietary Foam For Running Shoes | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Nike and ANTA Sports took different approaches to the same challenge: Creating a unique foam midsole that gives runners support, durability and optimal energy return.
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Technologies Used To Monitor Training In Sprint Kayaking [Survey]

Technologies Used To Monitor Training In Sprint Kayaking [Survey] | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Technologies used for monitoring training has evolved over the years. What do most people in the sport of sprint kayaking use? We are here to find out.
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TaylorMade's sensor-equipped golf putter dissects your short game

TaylorMade's sensor-equipped golf putter dissects your short game | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
​​It's a game of fine margins, so there's little wonder there are so many technological solutions aimed at giving golfers of all levels a helping hand. The latest is a new putter from TaylorMade built to shave shots off your game by using a sensor to measure your form on the green.
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Penguins join Carnegie Mellon to study hockey safety | TribLIVE

Penguins join Carnegie Mellon to study hockey safety | TribLIVE | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
The Penguins are harnessing the brain power of Carnegie Mellon engineering students to try to make hockey safer. The team announced a 'Rethink the Rink
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How a wrist guard might have saved Katie Ormerod’s wrist in Pyeongchang –

How a wrist guard might have saved Katie Ormerod’s wrist in Pyeongchang – | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
The winter Olympics haven't even started and we already have injuries in the British camp. Britain's medal hope, freestyle snowboarder Katie Ormerod, has fractured her wrist during training in Pyeongchang. Despite this setback she is still planning on competing in the slopestyle qualification on Sunday — less than a year after she fractured her L3 vertebra at…
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Impressio, Winner At 1st And Future, Creates Protective Helmet Foam

Impressio, Winner At 1st And Future, Creates Protective Helmet Foam | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Impressio, Inc., which won the NFL's 1st & Future grant for "Advancements in Protective Technology," is developing a material, called a liquid-crystal elastomer, that can absorb and dissipate the energy from a hard hit on the football field.
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Stretchable throat sensor a "game-changer" in stroke treatment

Stretchable throat sensor a "game-changer" in stroke treatment | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
We've seen all sorts of innovations to help rehabilitate stroke patients, from Nintendo Wii games to stem cell treatments. Now, a team of researchers has come up with a band-aid-like sensor, worn on the throat, which tracks vital information to send wirelessly to a doctor.
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Fascinating Air Suspension Wheels bring new thinking to one of man's oldest problems

Fascinating Air Suspension Wheels bring new thinking to one of man's oldest problems | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
This airless tire has some interesting advantages. Air Suspension Wheels can't go flat or get punctures, you can change treads with a spanner and no jacks, and they offer some interesting dynamic capabilities that could see them being very useful in large mining applications and even wheelchairs.
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USA Luge Team 3D Printed Its Way To The PyeongChang Olympics  

USA Luge Team 3D Printed Its Way To The PyeongChang Olympics   | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Stratasys partnered with USA Luge to 3D print molds for customized parts that the team then implemented in sled prototypes, enabling the team to make last-minute adjustments to enhance performance.
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Video camera sees your heartbeat in your skin

Video camera sees your heartbeat in your skin | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Are stethoscopes on their way to becoming obsolete? It's possible, as scientists from Utah State University have developed a no-contact method of measuring a person's heartbeat utilizing a video camera and custom software.
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Under Armour’s New HOVR Smart Shoe Will Automatically Track Your Run

Under Armour’s New HOVR Smart Shoe Will Automatically Track Your Run | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Under Armour’s New HOVR connected shoes will automatically track a runner's distance, cadence and stride length, and send that data via bluetooth to their smartphone.
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Under Armour Unveils Overhauled Olympic Speedskating Suits

Under Armour Unveils Overhauled Olympic Speedskating Suits | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
Under Armour unveiled its revamped U.S. Olympic speedskating suits with a new aerodynamic fabric called H1 four years after some skaters blamed the suits for a medal-less Sochi Games.
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Sensor-Filled Soccer Ball, Jerseys Bring Fans Real-Time Data On Telecast

German soccer fans could see data on a broadcast provided by sensors from Kinexon that were placed in the match ball and game jerseys.
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"Electrical" textile shifts sweat for skiers

"Electrical" textile shifts sweat for skiers | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
​While there are already various types of winter sportswear textiles that are claimed to draw sweat away from the skin while still keeping the wearer warm, HYDRO_BOT is certainly unique. Developed by a consortium that includes Switzerland's Empa research group, it utilizes gold and electricity.
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U.S. Ski Team Trained In Virtual Reality For Pyeongchang Olympics

U.S. Ski Team Trained In Virtual Reality For Pyeongchang Olympics | Sports Engineering | Scoop.it
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard has been using a virtual reality training program from STRIVR and a ski simulator to gain mental reps ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
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